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Stevens ready for next challenge awaiting him at Newberry
Dennis signing
DENNIS STEVENS SIGNED a nationall football letter-of-intent with Newberry College last Friday. The North Central offensive lineman is flanked by his father, Denny Stevens, and his grandmother, Barbara Stevens. Looking on from behind, from left, are North Central principal Worth Thomasson, NC guidance counselor Amy Jenkins, NC head football coach and athletic director Louis Clyburn and NC offensive line coach Eddie Deese.
Watching films of his team’s games from the previous Friday night last fall, North Central head football coach Louis Clyburn was heard to say --- on more than one occasion --- that some college had to give Dennis Stevens a chance.“He can play some place, somewhere,” Clyburn said of his three-year starting offensive guard’s college prospects. “We have to find a school for him.”Standing at or about 6-foot-2 and weighing a shade less than 250 pounds, Stevens did not have the size to play at the Division I level. But his intangibles were off the chart.